The Mandingo Pickle jar has infiltrated the Jeff Ward Racing pit area.
The dark lighting and calm atmosphere before the racing begins is a stark contrast to that of the daytime pit party.
The cables and pipes that hang in the ceiling of the tunnel has the characteristics of a bad neighborhood or of an avant garde art exhibit.
Jake Weimer's was eventful to say the least. He lined up in the LCQ after a rough heat race and block passed Justin Sipes for the lead and eventual win. The two exchanged words after the race before Weimer went back to the rig to prepare for the main event. The Kawasaki rider was shown a front wheel by Ryan Dungey early in the twenty lap event and went down in the bowl turn just before the finish line before pulling off for the night.
Red Bull riders typically have the most eye catching hats in the pit area. The crocheted beanie that James Stewart wore during opening ceremonies was one of the more memorable and creative lids that we have seen from the brand.
It is common for rider to have letters of their names on the thoraic members of their neck braces, but placing a decal that continued the logos on the front of Gavin Faith's jersey is a creative measure. Faith would finish sixth in the main event.
Seeing Justin Brayton line up after his nasty practice crash was nothing short of incredible. The Honda rider initially feared that he had broken his leg in the fall, but after futher evaluation he was cleared to race and finished sixth in the main event.
We spoke with Larry Brooks as we headed out of the stadium on Saturday night to get word on how Andrew Short felt after his heat race crash. Brooks said that Short is intact but sore after he was slammed in to the ground and then run over in the opening seconds of the qualifier.
TAGS: chad reed
, dirt bikes
, james stewart
, Monday Kickstart
, Pro Circuit
, ryan villopoto
, san diego
, triple jump